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We’ve Rebranded!

Welcome to the brand new Simply Charming Socials. We are so excited to share our updated look. Take some time to peek around. With a sleek new logo, featuring our swan Genevieve, pretty fonts, and clean navigation, all of the information you’ll ever want about our boutique company is right at your fingertips, and displayed so stunningly, we do say so ourselves.

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We’re Engaged!

Some very exciting personal news on the blog today. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll notice I’m a little behind in blogging about this, but I am so thrilled announce that we are ENGAGED! My fiancé (eek!) Mr. Kenneth Cooke popped the question on August 29th with a very sweet, proposal. We are completely over the moon about getting married and are looking forward to our wedding next Fall.

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Real Bride Spotlight: Natalie

I am so thankful for all of my clients and truly feel as though I have a special connection with each. After all, why would they book me if they didn’t also feel as though we really connect? But every once in a while a bride comes into my life with such a compatible personality, similar aesthetic, and shared vision that we just click. Most recently, that bride was Natalie. She will be speaking on our Real Bride Panel this weekend, but before she does, learn a little more about my ex-Falcons cheerleader, Kate Spade loving, Louboutin-wearing, blond bombshell of a bride, Natalie:

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Meet Brilliant Atlanta

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But wouldn’t it be nice if the people you bought diamonds from we’re also like your best friend — reliable, honest, and kind? Meet Jamie and Katie Jaffe, owners of jewelry store Brilliant in Roswell, Georgia. Not only are they are knowledgeable and fun people, plus they carry an entire shop full of stunning diamond rings and lots of other jewelry. They love their craft and it’s evident. We asked these pros to speak at our Charm School Workshop Expert Vendor Panel this Sunday, August 17th, but before they give us the insider tips of best jewelry buying practices, let’s learn a little more about them:

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Meet AILA Cosmetics

We’ve posted about AILA Cosmetics before, but we love them so much we’re posting again! Founders and longtime besties Sonny & Cary have created such an amazing company and product line. (Read their story here.) We’re so excited that we get to work with them again for Charm School. Attendees will receive some AILA goodies in their Bridal Bags. Yay! Who can resist a good (and healthy!) mani-pedi? We wanted to get to know the ladies a little more and here is what they had to say:

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Meet Write On! Design

Our big Charm School Workshop is just around the corner and were so excited! Up next from our team of amazing creatives is Jenn Gietzen of Write On! Design.  Her sweet spirit, knack for choosing the perfect quotes, and super amazing projects are just a couple reasons why we love her. She’ll be creating custom tote bags for the Charm School Workshop this Sunday, so we decided to get to know her a little more. Here’s what she had to say:

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Meet Yes Ma’am Paper + Goods

Today we’re excited to introduce Yes Ma’am Paper + Goods. Owner and designer, Erica is such a joy to work with and we’re so happy she’s participating in Charm School! Her clean aesthetic, unique and distinctive lettering style, and ridiculously cool paper cuts are just a few of the reasons why we love her. We know you’re gonna come to the workshop and get to know Yes Ma’am for yourself, but here’s a little preview of what Erica is all about:

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Love from SIMB

Today, we’re so grateful to be featured on the blog of our of our favorite vendors, Sun in my Belly. We’ve been working with the caterer/restaurant powerhouse for several years now (wow time flies!) on everything from weddings and socials to photo shoots and open house. And we’re also a proud original member of Studio1658, which was founded by SIMB. Read about our growing partnership, Charm School collaboration, and a little interview I did.

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Real Bride Spotlight: Sejal

We love when our brides challenge us and Sejal’s 300 guest full-day Indian Celebration was such a beautiful, exciting first for Simply Charming Socials! Today we’re thrilled to introduce newlywed Sejal, the second member of our Real Bride Panel. Here’s a little bit more about this gorgeous girl:

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#TBT: July 2014 Round-Up

July was an exciting month for Simply Charming Socials, with the launch of Charm School, celebration of some fun holidays, a sweet Southern wedding, and more. We’re throwing it back today by rounding up our top July 2014 moments:

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Meet Lindsay Coletta

There are many, many amazingly talented florists in the wedding world, and we’re so blessed to have a good number of them based in Atlanta. But very few are this magical combination of artist, creator, and sweetheart. Meet Lindsay of Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design. It’s always a pleasure to work and conspire with her. She makes those she collaborates with that much better of a creative, and we’re all so thankful for that.

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